Event

2022 Sep 26

Betting on Green: Namibia's Green Hydrogen Agenda

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

R-414 AB / Democracy Lab & Zoom

Speaker: James Mnyupe, Economic Advisor to the President, Republic of Namibia

Moderator: Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment

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2022 Sep 20

A Fast Green Energy Transition is Likely to be Cheaper than Business as Usual

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Bell Hall (B-500), Belfer bldg / Zoom

Speaker: Doyne Farmer, Director of Complexity Economics, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School; Baillie Gifford Professor, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

New research from Doyne Farmer and others shows that wind, solar, and other renewables would deliver energy security to the world and save $12 trillion...

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2022 Sep 14

Development Talks: Charting the Future of MENA - Q&A with UAE's Minister of Economy

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Land Hall (B-400) / Belfer Building & Zoom

The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

Speaker: HE Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Cabinet Member & UAE Minister of Economy

Moderator: Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Growth Lab; Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy, HKS

Room attendance is limited...

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2022 Sep 15

Get to Know the Growth Lab: Research and Student Engagement Showcase

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Malkin Penthouse / Littauer Building

Learn more about the Growth Lab's mission and approach, our academic research and policy engagements, and student opportunities. You'll hear directly from the Growth Lab's senior leadership, fellows, and staff.

Speakers include:
Ricardo Hausmann - Director, Growth Lab; Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy, HKS
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2022 Sep 20

Development Talk: In Search of the Promised Land - Mobility and Economic Outcomes in the Age of Mass Migration

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

T-520 NYE A & Zoom

The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy. 

Speaker: Leah Boustan, Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Moderator: Nikita Taniparti, Research Manager, Growth Lab

Prof. Leah Boustan will discuss her work, including her new book Streets of Gold: America’...

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2022 Oct 25

Programming + Pizza // Visualizing Economic Data with Metroverse & Viz Hub

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

HKS Library Commons

Speakers: Annie White (Senior Product Manager), Steven Geofrey (Front-End Software Developer), Brendan Leonard (Back-End Developer and Data Specialist), and Nil Tuzcu (UX/UI & Data Visualization Designer) make up the Development & Design Team at the Growth Lab.

At this session of Programming + Pizza, Annie and her team will present on the design, development, data and product management that goes into Metroverse, their most recent economic visualization tool, along with other digital...

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2022 Jul 28

Development Talks: Why We Fight - The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

T-520 NYE A & Zoom

The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy. 

Speaker: Chris Blattman, Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at The University of Chicago’s Pearson Institute and Harris School of Public Policy

Chris will discuss his new book, ...

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2022 Jun 06

Research Seminar: Detection of Artisanal and Small-scale Mines

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

WEX-434 & Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Mathieu Couttenier, Professor, University of Lyon and Ecole Normale Superieur

Abstract: Artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM) are on the rise. They represent a...

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2022 Jun 07

Research Seminar: Land Quality

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

R-304 & Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: David N. Weil, James and Merryl Tisch Professor of Economics at Brown University

Abstract: We develop a new measure of land quality by estimating weights in a Poisson regression of population in grid cells on a vector of geographic characteristics and country fixed effects. Aggregating to the level of countries, we construct average...

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2022 May 23

Research Seminar: Closing Regional Economic Divides

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Belfer Weil Town Hall / Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Gordon Hanson, Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy, HKS

Abstract: How to help lagging regions create better jobs for disadvantaged workers? Traditional industrial regions have fallen behind economically across high-income countries due to globalization, new technology, and now the energy transition. We need new...

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2022 May 16

Research Seminar: Geographic spillovers and firm exports | Evidence from China

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Wexner 434A, Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Lin Tian, Assistant Professor of Economics at INSEAD

Abstract: This paper empirically investigates geographic spillovers in the export market. We first embed a knowledge diffusion model into an open-economy heterogeneous firm framework, to provide a microfounded theory on how access to other exporters affects a firm's export...

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2022 May 09

Research Seminar: Migration and Cultural Change

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Weil Town Hall - Belfer/Zoom (registration info below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Hillel Rapoport, Professor of Economics (and Director of International Relations) at the Paris School of Economics

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2022 May 11

Development Talks - A Journey of Impact in Namibia: From the Private Sector to Policymaking

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy. 

Speaker: Nangula Uaandja, CEO, Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board

Moderator: ...

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2022 Apr 25

Research Seminar: Mechanisms of Hardware and Soft Technology Evolution and the Implications for Low-Carbon Energy Costs

10:15pm to 11:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Magdalena Klemun, Assistant Professor, Division of Public Policy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Interdisciplinary Program Office; Research Affiliate, Institute for...

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2022 Apr 11

Research Seminar: Creative Construction: Knowledge Sharing in Production Networks

10:15pm to 11:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Evgenii Fadeev, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Harvard

Paper: Creative Construction: Knowledge Sharing in Production Networks

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